- Have we done Channel 5: Cyclists: Scourge of the Streets?
Posted 3 months ago
Cyclists aren’t the ‘scourge of the streets’. They are mothers, fathers, grandparents and children all doing their bit to make Britain a healthier, greener and more liveable place.
— British Cycling (@BritishCycling) July 9, 2019supernovaMember
The day after this aired my brother was pushed off his bike at 20mph by the passenger in a van. This show seems like an incitement to violence for the dumber members of our population to me. I guarantee they voted for Brexit and probably think Tommy Robinson is an okay bloke.Posted 3 months ago
I switched off after the cab driver ranting about cyclists not wearing a helmet while driving his cab without a seatbelt on (I know, they don’t have to wear one, just like we don’t have to wear a helmet). And the cabbie moaning about the red light jumper when there were clearly 12 cyclists at the other side patiently waiting on a red.
I saw a suggestion on Twitter that I thought was good, someone said to make a list of the companies that advertised during this rubbish and target their social media.Posted 3 months agocrazy-legsSubscriber
I saw a suggestion on Twitter that I thought was good, someone said to make a list of the companies that advertised during this rubbish and target their social media.
Do companies actually choose what programmes to put their adverts into or do they just buy “slots”? Or is it a half way house of saying “we want our advert within “documentaries” or within “romantic comedies”?
Genunine question, I don’t know how it works but it’d be a tad strange if a Persil or Lidl or Vodafone had said “here’s our advert, please only screen it in the middle of rabidly anti-cycling shit”…Posted 3 months ago
Probably better off targeting any outdoorsy type shop/ manufacturer that advertise on the channel in general and try to get them to remove any business they push channel 5’s way.
That said, I can’t think of any really?
Do Halfords? Go Outdoors? They would be the ones to hit on social media.Posted 3 months ago
ROFL did anyone see the BBC 4 thing where gammon’s were trying to get green laning banned across the peak district. Typical gammon mob tactics, bullying, lying, exaggerating, baiting and escalating, harassing public officials and tears thrown in for good measure.
The same tactics are rolled out across this country year on year. Must be tiresome for the public officials and bodies, they try it on with, time and time again.
Hmmmmm funny isn’t it, how we end up with journalism, management and politicians who pull the same stunts!Posted 3 months ago
Yeah that’s the one.
Some life that trying get everything you don’t like banned!
I propose the heat should be harnessed as a green energy source. Maybe get them in rooms clockwork orange style, 24 hr coverage of benefit cheats, immigrants, boy racers, pot holes, MX bikes tearing the countryside up, new build housing estates being built, parking disputes, speeding, the sound of big bore exhausts and Happy Hardcore blaring constantly.Posted 3 months ago
From the start on my recording through Sky (do they tailor the ads to you?)…
Ben and Jerry’s
Compare the Market
The Game Fair (Hatfield House)
Lidl will probably be the first one I contact as they sponsor the Quickstep team.Posted 3 months agojamesoSubscriber
How much of a crap journalists do you have to be to make a program like this?
Going a bit OT but … the same level of crap as a politician that has realised that emotives beat logics and reasons these days. The majority of people react on emotion not reason, simple.
Arthur C Clarke’s ‘I remember Babylon’ – written in the early 60s. Only a short story, worth a read. Predicted all this a long way ahead of the internet. It’s about unregulated, irresistible content and propaganda turned on a rival power’s population but now we’re seeing governments using it for their own population control or power gains – and most of the media are all too happy to help to stay in profit. Emotives gets clicks and clicks get ad revenue. Emotives get votes and shares and people seem happy to see laws brushed aside in order to get what they feel strongly about. Clicks, shares and votes are linked now.
So all in all a predictable, moronic anti-bike documentry isn’t anything that worries me. It’s just part of something that actually does. We’re probably fcked : )Posted 3 months agocrazy-legsSubscriber
That green-laning programme referenced above dates from 2011. The lane is now closed (has been for years), it’s now just a bridleway. Not long after that programme aired, I went out on the CX bike to ride if and was amazed at just how shit it was. I could have driven my bog standard estate along it. And it certainly wasn’t the oasis of peace and tranquility that the locals made it out to be either.Posted 3 months agojamesoSubscriber
Posted 3 months ago
If we all club together i’m sure we could buy an island somewhere
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